Mr. Larry L. Swindle January 18, 2013 Memorial services for Mr. Larry L. Swindle, 69, were held Sunday January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm at CFH Chapel in Ackerman.

A native of Ackerman Mr. Swindle was a truck driver. He was born in Choctaw County on January 4, 1944 and died in Choctaw County Nursing Home at Ackerman, MS on Friday January 18, 2013.

Survivors are one son Jared Swindle of Sturgis, two daughters, Sophis Avery of Couer D Alene, ID and Wendy Bowen of Tuscaloosa AL., two brothers, Billy Swindle and Gene Swindle both of Ackerman, two sisters; Gaye Jones of Sturgis and Carol Robinson of Ackerman, MS, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Danny Larry Morgan January 19, 2013 Funeral services for Mr. Danny Larry Morgan, 63, were held Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Ackerman. Rev. Jerry Lawson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery near McCool, MS

A native of Richland, MS. Mr. Morgan was a buyer at Khulman Elertic.. He was born in Choctaw County on May 10, 1949 and died at St Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS on Saturday January 19, 2013.

Survivors are, two daughters, Angela Morgan of Brandon and Pamela Schoggen of Clinton, MS; two sisters; Beth Boggan and Martha Wilson both of Ackerman, MS and two grandchildren.

Family suggest memorial be made to Mississippi State University Foundation.

Coleman Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. John “Buck” Reed, Jr. Mr. John “Buck” Reed, Jr., 76, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Hight Assembly of God Church with Rev. Toby Halfacre officiating. Interment will be in Hight Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Noxapater.

Born on November 25, 1936, Mr. Reed attended Hight Assembly of God Church. He was retired from Taylor Machine Works where he worked in the Maintenance Department.

Mr. Reed is survived by his sister, Susie Kelley of Noxapater, and a host of nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Shane Kelley, Larry Duran, and John McKinnion. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at

Kathryn I. Lange

Kathryn Izabel Quinn Lange, 95, daughter of longtime Ackerman MS community leader D.H. and Izabel Quinn passed away Dec. 15, 2012, in Kalispell, Montana.

Kathryn was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Ackerman, MS, the daughter of pioneer and early settler David Houston Quinn and Isabel Dora Thomas Welch Quinn. Kathryn was baptized at 12 years of age at the First Baptist Church in Ackerman. She received her early education in Mississippi.

In 1934, after graduation, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Choctaw County agents’ office for eight years. She taught Sunday School in the Primary Department.

During the war in the 1940s, Kathryn moved to California to live with a sister. She worked in San Francisco at the Southern Pacific freight office as a billing typist. She met and married Lt. T.E. Lange, liaison pilot in the 5th Field Artillery, stationed in Italy. After the war when he returned home, they bought a new house in Menlo Park where their son David was born at the Palo Alto Hospital. She became a full-time homemaker and stay-at-home mom, enjoying her family and her son’s ball games as he grew up. She also loved summer camping.

At the time of her death Kathryn was a resident of Buffalo Hills Terrace, Kalispell, living there for the past 10 years.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted; half brothers, Tims, Frank, Harry, Everette and Robert Quinn and L. Dow Welch; half sisters, Rosa Mae, Evelyn Quinn, Nannie Lee “Nancy” Sides, Madie “Jack” Welch Brown Humburg, and Ted’s sister Marj Cary.

She is survived by her son, David and wife Robin Lange; sister, Dody Murphree; three grandchildren, Hilary and Shane Hutcheson, Whitney and Walker Milhoan and Brady Lange; four great-grandchildren, Ella and Delaney Hutcheson, and Gunnison and Agusta Milhoan; and several nieces and nephews. Her sister Dody Murphree and deceased half- brother Dow Welch have been long-time Starkville MS residents.

Kathryn was cremated at her request, and private family services have been held. PAID OBITUARY


Sara Lucille Conerly Bruce, 83, passed away January 16, 2013, at home in Mendenhall, Mississippi. She was born April 18, 1929, in Poplarville, Mississippi to Emmitt Robert Conerly and Callie Faye Daniels Conerly.

Mrs. Bruce grew up in Oakvale in Lawrence County and graduated from Copiah-Lincoln High School and Copiah-Lincoln Community College. She went on to graduate from Mississippi College with a degree in Elementary Education and became a dedicated teacher in Simpson County for 25 years. She remained very fond of Copiah-Lincoln and MC throughout her entire life and a scholarship was established at Co-Lin by her family in honor of Sara’s 80th birthday.

While Sara was children’s minister at Yazoo City Methodist Church in 1950, she met a handsome young school teacher from Ackerman named Maxie Bruce. They were married for 61 years until his death in 2011. Sara and Maxie made Simpson County their home and were active members of Mendenhall United Methodist Church until their health declined. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Friends of the Library, Mendenhall Business Women’s Club, Trustees of the Mendenhall Community Center, and a community volunteer.

After being “converted” by her husband, Mrs. Bruce became an avid Mississippi State fan and together they attended most home football and baseball games for many years. She was a loyal, dedicated wife and loving caregiver for Maxie through the many years he suffered from multiple sclerosis. She was also a devoted mother and grandmother and will be terribly missed by her family.

Mrs. Bruce was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Maxie Bruce; “second mother,” Evelyn Thomas Conerly; brother Robert Conerly; as well as her parents, Emmitt and Callie Conerly.

She is survived by her son, Maxie Bruce Jr. and wife Charlotte of Waynesboro, MS; daughter Melody Bruce Musgrove and husband Gov. Ronnie Musgrove of Madison, MS; grandchildren, Stacie Bruce Scott and husband ,Will of Houston, MS, Ryan Bruce and wife Brandy of Hattiesburg, MS, Brooke Bruce Ward and husband John Robert of Laurel, MS, Brittney Bruce McAfee and husband Matt of Starkville, MS, Michael Smith and wife Maggie of Madison, MS, Erin Smith of Jackson, MS, Jordan Musgrove of Washington, DC, and Carmen Rae Musgrove Huang and husband Ian of Oxford, MS; great-grandchildren Carter Scott, Lee Scott, Keagan Ward, Cole Ward, Gracie Bruce, Reese McAfee, Sally McAfee, and Evelyn Smith; brothers,Tommy Conerly, Dennis Conerly and wife Nella of Tupelo, MS , brothers-in-law Dr. Thomas Bruce and wife Tecoah of Berkeley, CA, Boyce Bruce and wife Mary Alice of Ackerman, MS, sisters-in-law, Beth Conerly of Sandy Ridge, NC, and June Bruce of Portland, OR; as well as many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, at Mendenhall United Methodist Church followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Burial was at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. Arrangements were entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sara Conerly Bruce Scholarship, Copiah Lincoln Community College Foundation, P O Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191 or to Mendenhall United Methodist Church, 331 Ash St., Mendenhall, MS 39114.

The family wishes to thank Kim and Rick Ivy and the staff of Sta- Home Health and Hospice for the compassionate and attentive care provided to both Sara and Maxie, as well as caregivers and friends for their many acts of kindness and generosity, PAID OBITUARY